MVRDV Buildings monograph: one of the Best Dutch Book Designs of 2013
MVRDV Buildings monograph has been selected as one of the Best Dutch Book Designs of 2013. It is now a contender for the World Best Book Designs which will be awarded during the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2014.
Facade test on site for Roskilde Rockmagneten
Rockmagneten - Denmark's new museum of rock music - moves ahead with this facade mock-up, no, its not a Photoshop! The test is already breathing life into the abandoned factory area of Unicon in Roskilde, Denmark. The museum will open it's doors in 2015. MVRDV collaborates with Danish architects COBE.
MVRDV wins competition public art depot Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
MVRDV was chosen winner of the competition for a 14.000m2 public-private art depot of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Rotterdam city council will decide at the end of 2014 whether to realize the building. After winning MVRDV was disqualified from the competition for a breach of the tender regulation but won a preliminary injunction at the court of justice of Rotterdam.
CNN lists Market Hall among the world top 10 architectural structures to be completed in 2014
“This tunnel-shaped structure in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam is designed as a hybrid between a bustling open-air market, and residential apartments. The project, by Dutch architects MVRDV, is part of the regeneration plan of the city center, which was damaged badly in World War II bombing raids.”More info
MVRDV's Amanora Hills plan is a ‘Temple of Futurism’
The Pune edition of the Times of India was wrapped in a cover sheet advertising the MVRDV Amanora Hills plan as a ‘Temple of
MVRDV in the final round of the competition ‘One Center One Garden’ for Guangzhou Cultural Center
MVRDV together with ADEPT and AUBE have been selected for the final round of the competition ‘One Center One Garden’ for Guangzhou Cultural Center, China. The project foresees a landscape design of 35 ha and 30.000 m2 of cultural buildings.
NYT names the Dutch Markthal as one of the 2014 Top Travel Destinations
The New York Times listed Rotterdam and the MVRDV-designed Dutch Markthal to be one of the Top Places to Go in 2014: 'Come October, the massive arch of the Markthal, whose interior displays 3-D food photographs, becomes the country’s first indoor food hall.'More info
Go and visit Markthal: Rotterdam in Rough Guides top 10 cities to visit in 2014
2014 is the year to visit Rotterdam according to the famous alternative travel bible mentioning Markthal as one the upcoming attractions: “Rotterdam is best known for its container-clogged port, but in the past few years, more exciting projects have been dropping anchor. …. Across town, the cavernous tube-shaped Market Hall is about to open as Rotterdam’s best snack stop, with a hundred food stalls selling everything from chewy waffles to giant balls of edam.”
Glass Facade of Markthal under construction
The glass facade of Markthal is under construction, as fine and delicate as possible to maintain maximal transparency, which is not a luxury in the dark Dutch winter months. Construction workers on the site adjust the steel cables that will carry the glass. When the bolts are turned to adjust, the steel cables make sounds comparable to a gigantic guitar.More info
Fantastic environmental impact report of MVRDV urbanism in Oslo
According to a study by the Norwegian Institute for Transport-Economics the relocation of the 12,500 jobs to the Barcode Masterplan in Oslo-Bjørvika instead of distributing them in the city saves 6,250 car trips a day worth 110,000 kilometres. The Barcode masterplan reduces the environmental impact of Oslo with 3,210 tonnes CO2 a year and reduces traffic with more than 23 million kilometres. Many buildings in the masterplan which is located right next to Oslo Central station have hardly any parking spaces, forcing the staff to make use of public transport.More info
Meeting Point, or The Fantastic Library - exhibition on display at the newly refurbished Dostoyevsky Library in Moscow
The exhibition showcases library designs from all over the world - including Spijkenisse - and is part of the Dutch-Russian Year cultural program. It concludes this Saturday, 14 December. Taking the form of mountain of books on the town''s market square, Spijkenisse’s new library is both an advertisement and an invitation for reading. Stacking the buildings various functions produces its pyramidal form, which in turn, is wrapped in 480 meters of bookshelves and reading spaces. The building is a benchmark of sustainable technologies.The adjacent Library Quarter consisting of 42 social housing units, parking and public spaces was also designed by MVRDV.More info
MVRDV's new publication 'Book Mountain Spijkenisse - Biography of a Building' is released today
Today, November 27th, MVRDV's new publication 'Book Mountain Spijkenisse – Biography of a Building' will be presented. The book is the second in a new experimental series created by MVRDV describing, in considerable detail, the complex process of realising a building from start to finish. Written in an accessible style by independent author and journalist Nicoline Baartman, the story follows the building, its context and the various protagonists who aided and abetted its realisation : from the NIMBY’s to the new-town whisperer, the good moments and the many difficulties. The book is available in Dutch and English in selected (online) book stores as of today.More info
Third place for the Gardens of Zaryadye
MVRDV has won the third place of the prestigious Zaryadye Park competition in Moscow, with a design comprising a rich collection of 750 gardens which recall Russia's natural landscapes next to the Red Square and the Kremlin. MVRDV realised its plan in a consortium with landscape artist Anouk Vogel, engineers Arcadis and Atrium as co-architect.More info
Book Mountain appears on Google Earth
Google have updated their satellite images so the Book Mountain and the Book Mountain neighborhood can be appreciated from above. It was a sunny day with the automatic sunshades in the building in action. On the market square next to the church one can see the outlines of the small farm buildings demolished on the spot in the 1960's.More info
Building Permit for The Couch, A Club House for Amsterdam's Tennisclub IJburg
Tennisclub IJburg and MVRDV announce that permission has been granted to start construction of The Couch, a new club house for the young tennis club, which was founded in 2010 on a new artificial island in the east of Amsterdam. The roof of the 322m2 club house, designed by MVRDV, is folded upwards and downwards to act as an informal spectator tribune for the club. Construction will start this month, with completion expected before summer 2014.More info